My kids learned to skip count by 5s roughly at the same time they started working on clocks and telling time in 5 minute intervals. Today I have a free printable that combines both of these. There are two pages that have the kids practice skip-counting by fives and fill out a skip counting maze counting from 5 to 55.
Kids count by 5s along the sides and try to skip count from 5 to 55 as many times as they can in the two mazes. (See the answer sheet in the middle below.)
Once the kids were comfortable skip counting by 5s, we started practicing reading a clock to the closest five minutes. We made our own lift-the-flap clock. I made a similar clock which has several options. Kids can make one with the bold numbers. Or, you can print out a dashed copy so kids can fill in the hours and minutes themselves. Third, there is a blank clock template so kids can write in all the numbers themselves.
There is a wonderful game to practice telling time to 5 minute intervals called Stop the Clock. Kids drag the digital time to the space above the clock face.
Stop the Clock — Level 2 — fifteen minute intervals
Stop the Clock — Level 3 — five minute intervals (above)
Stop the Clock — Level 4 – to the minute
Stop the Clock — Level 5 — military time (such as 18:19)
This is a game from the same website called Bang on Time. Kids have to stop the clock when the minute hand reaches the time written below.
Again, you’ll find both the free Skip Counting by 5s Worksheets and the Clock Printable here:
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